the Investigation into the Brutal Murder of Asha Goel, Visiting
Dr. Asha Goel,
a prominent Obstetrician & Gynaecologist from Orangeville Ontario,
Canada arrived in Mumbai accompanied by her son Sanjay Goel to visit
her ailing brother (Shri. Suresh Chandra Agrawal) and sister-in-law
(Smt. Kamini Agrawal) on August 14, 2003. Sanjay Goel returned to
Canada on August 18. Dr. Goel was scheduled to return to Canada
on the evening of August 23.
During her brief
visit, Dr. Goel also stayed with her two sisters, Mrs. Aruna Shah
and Mrs. Uma Shah and returned to spend her final scheduled night
in India at the home of Mr. Agrawal (26 Narayan Dhabolkar Rd.) on
August 22. She was discovered brutally murdered, in a pool of her
own blood at approximately 7:00 AM August 23.
The murder of
this kind and gentle doctor was carried out in an especially brutal,
sadistic and dastardly manner. Dr. Goel, who delivered more than
10,000 babies during her lifetime, was relied on by thousands of
patients. She was a devout Hindu, a patron of the arts, an advocate
for improved healthcare, and an extraordinarily devoted wife, mother,
and grandmother. This horrible crime has sent shockwaves of grief
through our family, through this fair City, and through Canada and
its entire NRI community. Thus, the need for justice in this case
is especially compelling.
To date, the
hard work of the Mumbai Police has led to the arrest of one individual,
Mr. Pradeep Parab. The investigation is ongoing, and has not concluded.
family is appealing to the public for any and all additional verifiable
information that can assist the police in their investigation and
lead to significant progress. To support the continued fine efforts
of the Mumbai Police, the family is offering a total reward of Rupees
10 Lakhs (1 million) for verifiable information or assistance that
leads to major progress or a substantial breakthrough in the case.
Anyone who was in the vicinity of 26 Narayan Dhabolkar Road on the
night of Friday, August 22, 2003, and who has information that may
be helpful, is urged to contact the police.
can offer information, confidentially and/or anonymously to Mumbai
Police three different ways:
D.C.P. Nawal Bajaj – 23073663
2. Online - by visiting www.ashagoel.ca and completing the confidential
online anonymous tip form.
3. Email – by emailing email@example.com
Dr. Goel is
survived by her husband Dr. Sadan Kumar Goel, her son Sanjay Goel,
daughters Rashmi and Seema Goel, and grandson Aaron. Individuals
wishing to express condolences or communicate with the family can
do via email at firstname.lastname@example.org